"Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near."
If you want to develop a discipline, get up at 5 AM every morning and do it.
If you want to develop a habit, taste, or delight, catch yourself at a receptive moment and reward it.
If you want to meet a friend in person, you have to do it when they're in town.
You listen to a friend out of discipline and delight, but it is better when there is delight.
You speak to your friend when you do, and say what you say -- that is how he comes to know you. You are not in control of your relationship with God.